Sexual dysfunction in the neurologically impaired patient

Anthony R Stone, J. P. MacDermott

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Erectile or ejaculatory dysfunction may occur in any neurologic disease. Such dysfunction is a particular problem in the spinal cord injured patients as the majority of these patients are in younger age groups where fertility may also be an issue. In the older patients afflicted by other neurologic disease, the question of continued potency will be the main issue. Better understanding of the needs of these patients allow us to give greater psychological support. Advances in treatment have given us the ability to overcome erectile dysfunction in the vast majority of cases, and to recover semen for insemination in those seeking parenthood. The quality of the semen recovered is the limiting factor in this area and overcoming this problem is the main remaining obstacle in this aspect of the care of these patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-158
Number of pages12
JournalProblems in Urology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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